Beyond Pretty Lights

July 1, 2016

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Awards GMC the Residntial turf removal program Program picture of a yard

Chemical compounds probably aren’t what come to mind when you think about fireworks. What comes to mind when you see fireworks? Do you think of the loud noises they make? Or do you think about the stench they leave behind following the grand finale of the display? While fireworks have become a huge tradition on the 4th of July, the chemicals that are used to make them have been found highly detrimental to the environment.

Bright flashes of colors such as red, white, blue, yellow, green, and violet light up the sky— results of the combustion of flash powder oxidizer potassium perchlorate and various nitrates. Strontium nitrate is responsible for red fireworks, barium nitrate for green, and copper chloride for blue. To see a full list of chemical compounds...Read More


 


SANTA ANA WATERSHED PROJECT AUTHORITY AWARDS CONTRACT TO GMC

June 1, 2016

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Awards GMC the Residntial turf removal program Program picture of a yard

In honor of Watershed Awareness month, Green Media Creations (GMC) is proud to announce a new contract with the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA). GMC will provide outreach and marketing services for SAWPA’s Water-Energy Community Action Network (WECAN) Outreach and Management project.

The goal of the WECAN project is to replace up to 260,000 square feet of living turf with climate-appropriate landscaping on single-family residential properties within the counties of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino. EcoTech Services, Inc. will perform turf removal services while GMC focuses on marketing the project and reaching out to qualified residents. Water and energy-saving devices will be distributed by GMC staff.

WECAN is tailored to accommodate disadvantaged communities. In order to qualify residents, Enviroscreen 2.0, an official state screening tool, will be utilized. GMC specializes in reaching out and spreading messages to disadvantaged communities.

Back in March of this year, SAWPA was noted in the White House Water Summit report for announcing its water management 2.0 plan.



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